“우리의 대만 방문 소식이 전해지자, 중국대사관, 여행 취소 요구 (우리는하지 않았다),” Mace wrote on Twitter about the meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. “We’ve had a productive and meaningful visit throughout the Indo-Pacific region as the first bipartisan US House delegation since the start of COVID. This is just the start.”
우리. 대표. 엘리사 슬로 킨, D-me., tweeted that her office “received a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to call off the trip.”
메이스, Slotkin and three other House members met with Tsai to reaffirm America’s “rock-solid” support for the island, which China considers a rogue territory, at the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto U.S. Embassy in Taipei.
A Beijing spokesperson claimed the meeting was a breach of the “one-China policy,” the idea that the U.S. doesn’t officially recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty but can maintain nondiplomatic ties with the island.
“That individual U.S. politicians want only challenge the one-China principle and embolden the ‘Taiwan independence’ forces has aroused the strong indignation of 1.4 billion Chinese people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. He added that the unification of Taiwan and China was an “unstoppable historical trend.”
Taiwan has been autonomous since the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
민주당 대표. Sara Jacobs, D- 칼리프.; Mark Takano, D- 칼리프.; and Colin Allred, D-Texas also were part of the delegation.
“Taiwan will continue to step up cooperation with the United States in order to uphold our shared values of freedom and democracy and to ensure peace and stability in the region,” Tsai said in a statement about the meeting.
The visit was the third by U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan this year and came just a few weeks after a group of six Republican members of Congress visited the island.
바이든 대통령 said last month that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a phone call had agreed to abide by a decades-old agreement of nonaggression toward the island related to the “one China policy” after Beijing’s military sent a record 145 fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone.
최근에, China rebuked Biden’s invitation to Taiwan to join a virtual global Democracy summit on Dec. 9 과 10. Beijing called it a “잘못” and urged the U.S. to stick to the “one-China policy,” 에 따르면 수호자.
Retired Brig. Gen. Peter B. Zwack, a Wilson Center global fellow, told Fox News during an appearance on “미국의 뉴스 룸” 그 미국. and the rest of the global community have to support Taiwan with “arms, trainers and … [결정하다] how … does the world – maybe led by the United States – respond to a China that is globally interconnected and in that sense very vulnerable” to help Taiwan toward independence.
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